James W. Peebles (educator, author, and publisher) received his PhD in African and Hispanic Studies from the University of Madrid. His international travels, studies, and pedagogic experiences include Israel, Canada, Europe Africa, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. He has taught in Nashville, Tennessee; Asheville, North Carolina; and New York City. His international living includes, Santiago, Chile, San Jose, Costa Rica, Madrid, Spain, and Montreal, Canada. At present, Peebles and his wife, Jill, sponsor the International SANKOFA African Heritage Awareness, Inc., a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990 to promote and increase awareness of ancient and modern African civilizations.   
This Month in Second Hour
Sunday 1/19 — Potluck and Making Signs for the MLK Day March 
Sunday 1/26 — The Ins and Outs of the Legislature, Everyday Mindfulness, and a musical Jam Session 

Coming up in February . . . 
Join us during Second Hour on February 2nd, 9th, and 23rd for a book discussion series! We’ll be exploring the UUA’s 2019 Common Read, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which is available in a young readers edition as well. These sessions are appropriate for adults and teens. We’ve ordered some copies of the book that will be on hand starting on Sunday (donations appreciated, but not required), or you can order your own online (where it’s also available as a Kindle book and on Audible).

We look forward to seeing you all there!
Local organizations are welcome – and encouraged. If your organization is interested in having an informational booth at the event, feel free to email us at cheyenneflrj@gmail.com ‘

UUCC is proud to be a host site for the incredible work happening through Feminist Leaders for Reproductive Justice. Join them for this event as they bring the Reproductive Justice Framework to Cheyenne Wyoming! 
If you have any Joys, Concerns, Personal Congratulations (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, etc.) that you would like to share with the Congregation, please email the administrator at administrator@uucheyenne.org. The newsletter is published every Wednesday at noon, so submissions must be received by 10am Tuesday morning to be in that week’s newsletter.

Please Note:
  • If you would like your submission to run more than one week, please include that in your email.
  • If you would like your submission included in that Sunday’s Joys and Concerns section of the service, please include this in your email; otherwise it will only be in the newsletter. 
Thank you!
Members, Friends, and Guests,
Thank you to everyone who has donated the great, creative items that bidders want for this year’s FUN FILLED Service Auction.  We need more of those creative, prized items to make this year’s auction a huge success.  

The Service Auction is just over 2 weeks away February 1, 2019!!!  Now is the time to pony up those treasures, dinners, activities, and parties.  In other years people have donated group trips, yard work, dog sitting, house cleaning, jellies and jams, breads, cookies, rides to DIA, sculptures, pottery, framed art, jewelry, baskets with any theme, etc.  If you have any questions about what to offer just let me know.  Thanks in advance for all the pride we all share in our great congregation.  

Forms are available in the church lobby in the yellow box.  Please fill some out and return them to the box. If you need a form or have any questions, please email me at 
joecorrigan@bresnan.net or call me at 307.630.6192.  You can also email the administrator for a form, Tamra Mabe, at administrator@uucheyenne.org.

  Yes, we will have enough room!

Thank you! 
Joe Corrigan

“No Plastics” includes Styrofoam. 

We do not need cutlery. 
Important! Please Read!

We have been experiencing a growing issue with peanut residue in the building, especially in the library.  Please, do not bring peanut products into the building, and if your little ones enjoy their peanut butter snacks before coming, please be sure their hands are clean before they touch surfaces used by everyone.  We are seeing almost daily allergic reactions, so we ask you to please be diligent. It may be an inconvenience to you, but it can be life-threatening to those who are allergic. 

Upcoming Events

If your youth would like to attend this event and is not registered with the Faith Development yet, please do so at the link below.


After registering your youth, please email Mary Scherden at dfd@uucheyenne.org with the Subject line of “Bowling” so she will have an accurate head count and will know who to expect. 
Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events at UUCC! 

January Faith Development Happenings!

Jan 19 – No Faith Development Classes – There will be an All Church Pot Luck after service
               10am – 11:15am Nursery available ages 6 months – pre 1st grade 
               12:30 – 2 Faith Development Committee meeting Rainbow Room

Jan 26 – 10am – 12:15am am Nursery available ages 6 months – pre 1st grade  
               11:15 – 12:15 Harry and UU Faith Development classes – Downstairs  (ages 4th – 12th grades)
               Spirit Play classes – Downstairs (ages 3 years to 3rd grade)

(Please drop your youth off downstairs after service and sign them into class. After class, please retrieve your youth following classes at 12:15 and be sure to sign them out.)
Jan 26 – Youth Event – BOWLING 3:15 – 5:30 Two Bar Bowl (ALL YOUTH MUST BE REGISTERED in the UUCC Faith Development program TO ATTEND any Youth events. See link below.)  If you would like to attend this event, please email Mary Scherden at dfd@uucheyenne.org so she can have an accurate head count.

Why register your youth? There are several reasons we need your youths current information in our files. 
1. Safety
2. Planning for programming needs, supplies and adult coverage of events
3. Funding for programming
4. Curriculum development
5. Planning for OWL and Summer Camps

Safety guidelines require that our leaders have accurate information on hand in the case of an emergency. If your youth ever attends ANY UUCC Faith Development activities or services at UUCC, they need to be registered in the program. Please register ALL youth ages 6 months through 12 grade today!!!

Find the link at 

All are Welcome!!!

Community Events & Information

If you would like to attend the banquet this year, please contact Thomas Redding @ 307-640-6038 ASAP.

If we have at least 8 people, we can reserve a table at the cost of $35 per person.  Checks will be made out to the Western Star Lodge #6 (MLK Banquet) directly this year.  Thomas will collect these and submit them for the group reservation. 

General Assembly Registration Now Open!

Please Join Us For General Assembly 2020
JUNE 24-28, 2020!
General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists for conducting business of the Association, exploring the theological underpinnings of our faith, and leaning fully into our mission and principles. Please join us Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island for this 5-day immersive experience themed Rooted, Inspired & Ready! Join your faith family at inspirational worship services, informative workshops and a bustling exhibit hall. We anticipate that 4,500+ UUs will gather for this unforgettable experience and leave with renewed energy and innovative ideas for congregational and community engagement.
Registration is Now Open!
Registration is now open at uua.org/ga/registration. Full-time registration is $400 for adults, $250 for high school youth and retired and candidate ministers, $150 for off-site registrants. Early bird registration is now through March 15, 2020. Rates increase on March 16th.
NEW! Registration Payment Plan
Prefer smaller payments over a longer period of time? We’ve designed a payment plan just for you. When you register, simply click “payment plan” when prompted and, for as little as $50 down, you can spread out the balance of your registration over several months. Registration must be paid in full on or before February 29, 2020.
The UUA is committed to the goal of making GA accessible to as many attendees as possible. Go to uua.org/ga to learn about scholarships to support participation – particularly of those from marginalized groups – and volunteer opportunities (work in exchange for registration). The UUA is committed to addressing the inclusion of all people, whatever their abilities might be, in all GA activities. Beyond the physical accessibility of the facilities we use – ramps, captioning, seating cut-outs, etc.- we endeavor to take the next step: to truly welcome people with disabilities into every facet of GA.

Do you need to submit an announcement for the weekly e-mail, UUCC This Week and Beyond… ?

Submission deadline for newsletter announcements is
 Tuesday before 12 pm.
  • Please submit announcements to administrator@uucheyenne.org.
  • Announcements on CD or hand-written/typed announcements should be delivered or mailed to the office and received by the due date.
  • If requested, your announcement will be included in the next Sunday bulletin; however, please remember that space on the printed bulletin is limited, and church events are given priority.
  • Please remember that not all members/friends have or use email.
  • If you are not receiving the weekly e-mail announcements, contact the office.

Do you need to submit an announcement for the Sunday service?

  1. Submission deadline is Sunday 9:00 AM to be read at the beginning of service.
  2. Please submit typed or hand-written announcements to the mailbox labeled Announcements in the hallway of the church.
  3. Announcements are then usually included in the next newsletter.
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